A Century of Controversy: Ethnological Issues from 1860 to by Elman R Service,E. A. Hammel

By Elman R Service,E. A. Hammel

A Century of Controversy: Ethnological concerns from 1860 to 1960 is an evaluation of the heritage of ethnology by way of its highbrow growth, with emphasis at the debatable concerns that have been broached among 1860 and 1960. comparable philosophical or theoretical poses that characterised the sought after ethnological thinkers of this era, and past, are regarding this phenomenon. One was once the regularly occurring positivism, the opposite the assumption in human development as a kind of social, cultural, and psychological evolution.

Comprised of nineteen chapters, this quantity starts by means of a number of eminent students dealing extra heavily with the topic of ethnology, together with Henry Maine and John F. McLennan in nice Britain; Johann J. Bachofen in Switzerland; and Fustel de Coulanges in France. specifically, the bankruptcy examines the confrontation between Maine, Bachofen, McLennan, and Fustel de Coulanges as to the character of the earliest society and its kind of marriage; the character of the evolutionary changes of society (especially from primitive society to civilization); and the particular that means and serve as of kinship terminology. the following chapters describe the optimistic, worthy discoveries in addition to the blunders and weaknesses of Lewis H. Morgan's paintings, with specific connection with his classificatory kinship nomenclature. next sections specialise in controversies surrounding kinship terminology; social constitution; the origins of presidency; the industrial lifetime of primitive peoples; and society and culture.

This e-book could be of curiosity to students of anthropology, archaeology, and ethnology.

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